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determinedgoose

Maricielo Shirley

I love chunky tofus! I’ve been vegan for 7 years and I try to provide helpful reviews—honest and fun. I’m also a poet based in Virginia, USA :D

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photo of Loving Hut Egg and Cheese bagle shared by @determinedgoose on  19 Jun 2024 - reviewphoto of Loving Hut Egg and Cheese bagle shared by @determinedgoose on  19 Jun 2024 - review

Ooooh this was a solid good breakfast! It’s hard to find a classic american vegan breakfast option like this is the local Northern Virginia area. This “egg”and “cheese” bagel was exactly as expected and that was a good thing. more

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photo of Sisters Thai Drunken noodles shared by @determinedgoose on  17 Jun 2024 - review

Solid good drunken noodle! One of the best in the area that I’ve tried. I liked the fresh shredded vegetables on the side and the noodle itself was a good texture and size. Other restaurants serve the dish with lackluster more

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photo of Pho VietFresh Vegan Pho shared by @determinedgoose on  22 May 2024 - review

This Pho is always great. Definitely a go-to for my local area. They always serve big chunky tofu— something rare! All other pho restaurants I’ve been to in this area and others give small chunks of tofu. This restaurant more

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photo of Mazadar Restaurant Hibiscus Home-Made Tea shared by @determinedgoose on  22 May 2024 - reviewphoto of Mazadar Restaurant Hibiscus Home-Made Tea shared by @determinedgoose on  22 May 2024 - reviewphoto of Mazadar Restaurant Hibiscus Home-Made Tea shared by @determinedgoose on  22 May 2024 - review

Wow! This is a natural hibiscus tea— perfect for tea time 🫖 I ordered the nabat (saffron rock candy)— you put the nabat in the cup and it sweetens the tea. Presentation was pretty and the atmosphere of the restaurant was more

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photo of Mazadar Restaurant Veggie Mantu Entrée shared by @determinedgoose on  22 May 2024 - reviewphoto of Mazadar Restaurant Veggie Mantu Entrée shared by @determinedgoose on  22 May 2024 - reviewphoto of Mazadar Restaurant Veggie Mantu Entrée shared by @determinedgoose on  22 May 2024 - review

Hidden gem— amazing quality dumplings! The filling was soft and tasty. The dumplings had a tomato sauce on top which was a nice touch.
The presentation was perfect. Look at the plate! Super cute. All entrees included bread. more

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photo shared by @determinedgoose on  24 Feb 2024 - postphoto shared by @determinedgoose on  24 Feb 2024 - post

Vegan pisco sour! @ramaya used aguafaba to make some pisco sour! Pisco sour is a classic drink from #peru. I’m Peruvian and have never had the traditional pisco sour because it is not vegan. Pisco sour is known for its foaminess more

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vimauro Wow!!! Never thought about that, good idea 👍🏻🍸
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photo of HipCityVeg Oh Maitake shared by @determinedgoose on  24 Feb 2024 - review

Nice! I loved the big grilled mushroom! It was crispy on the outside—a bit too crispy for me but still great. It had pickled onions which paired well. The bun was soft but did not get soggy. I had it with fries and their more

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photo of Cinnaholic Birthday Party Cinnamon roll shared by @determinedgoose on  22 Jan 2024 - review

Alright, so the presentation needs work because it does look like a hot mess, BUT I can’t believe there is a whole vegan cinnamon roll restaurant and I love it. I’m not a big fan of birthday cake flavored stuff but it was more

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photo of Nourish French Toast and chick'n shared by @determinedgoose on  22 Jan 2024 - reviewphoto of Nourish French Toast and chick'n shared by @determinedgoose on  22 Jan 2024 - review

I really enjoyed the chicken, pieces of it were easily stripped off and it was enjoyable to eat with your hands. The French toast was okay—the texture felt too thick for me. It filled me up too fast. I do love bread therefore more

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photo of Silver Diner Lemony Chickpea Hummus & Cauliflower Pita shared by @determinedgoose on  22 Jan 2024 - review

This was multigrain pita with hummus. The pita was good but not enough slices to finish all the hummus. The hummus itself was well done and the apricots were a nice touch.

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